02. Jack Straw (if you listen, you can hear Brett laugh)
04. Easy To Love You
05. Walkin' Blues
07. Tom Thumbs Blues
08. Tennessee Jed
10. Don't Ease Me In
02. China Cat Sunflower
03. I Know You Rider
04. Samson & Delilah
07. I Will Take You Home
08. Wharf Rat
09. Throwing Stones
10. Not Fade Away
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate March 15, 1990Venue The Capitol CentreLocation Landover, MDSource Sennheiser 4xx's > Marantz PMDxxx > MC.Lineage Playback of MCs recording deck (Marantz PMDxxx) > Sony D6 > Maxell XL90s (1st gen). 1st (gen) > Playback on Marantz PRD505 (azimuth adjusted) > Marantz Intergrated Stereo Amp MP-68 > SB Audigy4 on new P4 machine > Sound Forge normalization > WAV > CDWave > WAVs > Flacfrontend 1.7.1 (level 8) > flacs.Taped by Jeff HubbardTransferred by Charles Bandrofcheck
March 15, 2014
The AUDs on here offer a satisfactory rendering of the show; this review is in lieu of the sbd / Limited release, which does sound absolutely exquisite (check Bobby on the right channel!)
Set 1 is prime....Sugaree DEFINITELY owns the weight of this set - everything else kind of flies in its wake. I don't know why the crowd deems it necessary to howl approval after every single blooming line of Tom Thumb's Blues...this is a case where a sbd really is a better go.
Set 2 - The Terrapin here, with the so-called Mock Turtle Jam (read "Alice in Wonderland", yo) is absolutely as epic in scope and scale as you think - supreme Event Music.
Wharf Rat. Wow, jesus - if you ever are getting fatigued by the sheer number of times you've heard it, dust it off with this one - THIS is the rat come to life. Even Throwing Stones gets in on the action - what a buildup to the jam!
Alas, Revolution can't keep the air in the balloon - Jerry often had trouble with that one. But by that time we've had our brain washed, tumble-dried, and polished to a high sheen - you'll be left more than satisfied when NFA fades on out.
August 9, 2012
Top AUD, All-Time Great Show
This is just one man's opinion, but imho, this is the top AUD source available for 3/15/90. This source is a great mix of very crisp and clean instruments/vocals and the deep resonance & reverb that the best AUDs feature. This source also offers very present and fun crowd noise that do not inhibit the music at all. Excellent AUD, Epic show.
March 1990 featured 13 shows, the worst of which probably rates about 7.5-8/10, while the top shows are slam dunk 10/10. To my ears, at least 7 of March 90's shows are a 9/10, and this is definitely one of them. It may be just a sliver beneath 3/24 and 3/29, but it is still an absolute must hear.
April 8, 2011
Incredible, sick, awesome! Seven stars at least!
I don't know if this is the recording that I downloaded, but this show is close to the best I've ever heard. If it IS this recording, then the sound is beyond belief for an AUD. Brilliant.
September 18, 2009
I checked Althea and it's in a different key here than it is on the other version, so something's wrong somewhere.